Parade of Lights

Parade floats illuminated with light along a street celebrating the start of the holiday season.

The judges votes have been added up and the winners are (insert drumroll)…

First place, Community Entry: BHI General Contracting
First Place, City Department Entry: City of Fairfield, Ohio - Parks

Thank you to all of our organizations, businesses, residents, and departments who participated. Your floats were amazing and made the parade a fun experience for everyone. We can’t wait for next year!

2023 Parade of Lights
Saturday, Nov. 18 | 5 - 7pm
Village Green Park & Fairfield Community Arts Center

Inside Activities

5 - 5:45pm: Penguin Meet & Greet*, FCAC Dance Studio
5 - 6pm: Children’s Craft, Ornament Painting, FCAC Children’s Room
5 - 7pm: 

  • Holiday Shop, FCAC lobby
  • Festival of Trees Opening, FCAC Art Gallery
  • Giving Tree Tag Handouby the Salvation Army, FCAC lobby

Outside Activities

5:30 - 5:45pm: Fairfield STARZ Dance performance, Wessel Dr. Stage
5 - 7pm: 

  • Scavenger Hunt & Selfie Areas
  • Food Trucks & Beer Garden, Wessel Dr.

*If the penguins are molting or showing signs of laying eggs, Newport Aquarium will bring a substitute animal. 


Holiday Shop

Get you holiday shopping started!

  • Lebanese Delights
  • The Boss Beauty Shop All Natural Health and Beauty Products
  • UniQueLy Knotted
  • Lily Vs Candles and Soaps
  • Flamingo Fields Produce LLC

Parade Route

  • 6pm: Parade steps off from Waterworks Park
  • Parade heads South on Groh Ln. 
  • Turn left (East) onto River Rd./Nilles Rd.
  • Turn right (South) on Wessel Dr.
  • Floats will park around Village Green Park on Fairfield Commons Drive for the event. 

Graphic showing the parade route from Waterworks Park to Village Green Park

2023 Parade Participants*

  • BHI General Contracting
  • Brock and Sons, Inc.
  • Cincinnati Ghostbusters
  • Fairfield City Manager's Office
  • City of Fairfield Fire Department
  • City of Fairfield Public Utilities Department
  • City of Fairfield Ohio Police Department
  • City of Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department
  • City of Fairfield Public Works Department
  • Current Watersports
  • Fairfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Fairfield Child Development Center
  • Fairfield Family YMCA
  • Fairfield Safety Solutions
  • Fairfield Youth Cheerleading Assoc.
  • Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
  • Halfprice Detailen
  • Hope Baptist Church
  • Hoxworth Blood Center
  • I Can Find You a House I Can Find You a Spouse LLC
  • Jeff Heath
  • Marine Sales Lodders
  • McIntosh's
  • Michael Garland State Farm
  • Midwest Protection Division
  • Perfect North Slopes
  • Raising Canes
  • Royal Productions Pageants: Northern Valley Region
  • STAR 93.3 FM
  • Swine City Brewing
  • T&F Towing and Recovery
  • Trail Life Troop OH 10:31
  • Two Men and a Truck
  • US American Miss Pageant
  • And SANTA!!!

*Subject to change

Past Parade Float Champions

Community Entry Champions
  • BHI General Contracting, 2022
  • Fairfield City Schools, 2021
  • Fairfield City Schools, 2020
  • Exquisite Lawn Care Services, 2019
City Department Champions
  • Fairfield Parks & Recreation, 2022
  • Fairfield Police Department, 2021
  • Fairfield Public Utilities, 2020
  • Fairfield Parks & Recreation, 2019